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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

It's not all about minis

I was sick this weekend, so I didn't get to any of the painting I had planned. Today, I still didn't have the bug, but I still needed to get my art on. So I went to the horse farms over at Iowa State University and did some sketches. My supplies were a brush, a pen, some water and about an hour of time. This is three pages of stuff; I had one more page of "notes," really rough gestural sketches and such.
I think miniature painters -- or any artist -- should have one or two other media to partake in. It helps to rest the mind, I think. It doesn't have to be painting or drawing; it could be music or writing. Even reading is an excellent way to relax the brain.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice.

    I agree about having other creative outlets. I've got several besides painting figures and believe that each one has contributed something out of the ordinary to the others, even if it's just a different way of seeing things.

    My first time replying, but I've enjoyed your blog for a while now...